The shortage of petrol product is gnawing harder in Katsina State as most filling station increase the price of petrol to over N220 per liter.
A recent study demonstrated that only the NNPC Mega station on IBB Way, Himma, Oando, Mutunchi, AA Rano and Matrix filling stations are offering the item at the official pump cost of N145 per liter inside Katsina city.
Long lines were recorded in these few filling stations where drivers spend a few hours to get the product.
Likewise watched that except for NNPC Mega station, the majority of the filling stations offering oil inside Katsina city, just a single or two pumps dispense the item in spite of the long queues.
The situation is even worst in places like Charanchi, Kankia, Ingawa, Kurfi, Dutsinma, Kankara and Malumfashi, among others, where most of filling stations remained closed while few others sold at more than N220.
Motorists in those places mostly buy petrol from the black market and the price per gallon of four litres varies from place to place ranging from N1,200 and above.
Most of the motorists interviewed decried the situation and called on government to resolve the problem.
They noted that an increase in the price of petrol could affect other sectors of the economy.